Digital Downloads , 363 reviews

Overall rating
Counts per rating level
  • 36% of ratings are 5 stars
  • 12% of ratings are 4 stars
  • 16% of ratings are 3 stars
  • 15% of ratings are 2 stars
  • 21% of ratings are 1 stars
May 7, 2023

What happened to the update file option? How do a replace/update a file now?
On the documentation page you still have the update/replace option but not in the app...

Time spent using app: About 1 year
Shopify replied May 10, 2023

Hi, there. This page was recently updated, but you can still replace a file in the Digital Downloads app by clicking the product you want to edit, and dropping the new file into the drop zone. You can also click “Add files” and the file you select will replace the existing one. I appreciate you letting us know about our Help Center documentation and I've put in a request to get that page updated. Thank you for leaving this review! -Erin, Shopify Support

February 28, 2023

It would be really nice if Shopify had integrated digital downloads in their system because I feel like every app they design just falls to the wayside. I couldn't even get an MP3 file to download properly. Just took me to a new page where you had to Right Click, Save As but I couldn't even save the file correctly. It just wanted to save the audio file as a Browser html file. That was on a desktop, by the way. Can't imagine the headache of a mobile download.

Why bother having these apps at all if no one is maintaining or checking to see if there are incompatibilities?

Fatty Pancake
United States
Time spent using app: 6 days
Shopify replied March 8, 2023

Hey, there. Thank you for leaving us a review for Digital Downloads, and providing us your feedback on how we handle our apps. Our Developers are passionate about the quality of the products they release, and maintaining and improving those products over time. If you have any suggestions for us to pass to them on how to improve Digital Downloads, we're happy to pass it along to time.

For your download issues, please reach out to our Live Team ( so they can dive into your account and investigate these issues and help you find a resolution. -Imogen, Shopify Support

February 19, 2023

Doesn't work well for products that have multiple page downloads. Most of my products have 2-5 pages to download so I can't offer these as a product at the moment.

Celtic Craft Shop
United States
Time spent using app: 7 months
Shopify replied March 6, 2023

Hi, there. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review for Digital Downloads. We're sorry to hear that the app doesn't provide you with all of the tools you need at the moment. I'm happy to let you know that I've gone ahead and passed your feedback along to our Product Team to consider for a future update. I also wanted to pass a suggestion on to you. Have you tried using a zip file for your product, so all of the files required can be passed along to your customers? -Imogen, Shopify Support

January 23, 2023

I don't understand what the new app accomplishes. I can no longer get unique download links for customers who need to re-download the program. What does this revision do?

Peak Performance Sports, LLC
United States
Time spent using app: Over 3 years
Shopify replied February 28, 2023

Thank you for taking the time to write to us. App updates are meant to address bug fixes and performance increases. If your app is no longer working as expected, we definitely want to troubleshoot this further with you. Please connect with us using this direct link: -Olivia

January 19, 2023

Honestly, this app worked beautifully from 2017 - 2022.
Then they updated it, now it takes forever to upload anything, Then near the end says upload failed, constantly crashes, doesn't deliver my files to the customers, and has me pulling my hair out in frustration. I am only now reviewing it because it worked fine before! Come on guys, please fix this! And don't say, oh its fine from our end. It's not acceptable. I am only giving it 2 stars because it worked well for a few years. Now it drives me insane! Is it because it's free? I am happy to pay for an app that actually works! Please fix this!

ATP Textures
Time spent using app: Over 3 years
Shopify replied February 28, 2023

Hey there, ATP Textures. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm sorry to hear about the difficulties you've experienced with the app recently. We'd love to see how we can help you get the app functioning as it once was for you. Please, reach out to our Live Team using this link ( so they can get you authenticated and dive in to collect your feedback and action some suggestions. -Imogen, Shopify Support

January 3, 2023

Unfortunately this app doesn't work for us as we have 15 variants per product and need to send the same digital download to anyone purchasing a specific product regardless of the variant they've purchased.

This means we have to tediously add the same download file to each of the 15 variants, for over 80 products! And potentially more as our site grows.

Ideally, we should be able to upload a digital file and have the choice whether it should apply to all the variants of that product, or certain variants.

A simple checkbox mechanism could achieve this with the question: should this digital download apply to all {x} variants? If checked then we upload our file. If unchecked then we add our files to the respective variants, or different download files to specific variants as is the case with the app currently.

United Kingdom
Time spent using app: 2 months
Shopify replied January 23, 2023

Hey, there. Thanks so much for taking the time and sharing this feedback. We can see how being able to apply a single file when working with many variants can improve the workflow in your use-case, and we'd be happy to share your feedback as a feature request with our development team. Cheers. -Elias, Shopify Support

October 5, 2022

There doesn't appear to be any way of automatically fulfilling digital pre-orders. I will soon have several hundred paid pre-orders, but the digital file will not be ready for another 2 weeks, and I don't want to have to go in and manually fulfill every single one by hand. I would happily pay for an app that added this functionality and worked 100% reliably! Also note that in the last year about 5% of my digital product customers were never sent a link to their paid order. NOT ACCEPTABLE.

Tracks of the NYC Subway
United States
Time spent using app: About 1 year
Shopify replied November 1, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to write your review and for letting us know how you feel that the Digital Downloads app could be improved. I can certainly see why being able to automate this process would be helpful with pre-orders, and I'll be sure to pass your feedback onto our app development team. -Victor, Shopify Support

September 23, 2022

This app use to work great but now it only sends downloads to a few people and I have to manually send to the rest. Support told me that they would try to fix the problem but to just keep sending manually for now. Im currently looking for a better app.

Blanks Galore
United States
Time spent using app: Over 2 years
Shopify replied October 10, 2022

I am sorry to hear that you've had this issue with the Digital Downloads app and that you've not been able to find a solution after speaking with our support team. If the app is no longer working for you, you can refer to other apps that allow for digital products to be sold and delivered on the Shopify App Store: Thank you for getting in touch and for providing us with your feedback. -Victor, Shopify Support

July 12, 2022

We use this app to supply free files which accompany bought physical products. It almost works but is very buggy and you have little control over customer notifications (it seems to send them at random). Downloads have also vanished at times and had to be created again. It generates too much customer service traffic, and after three and a half months of struggling with it, we're going to look for an alternative.

Adventure Books by Vertebrate Publishing
United Kingdom
Time spent using app: 4 months
Shopify replied July 26, 2022

I am sorry to hear that you've experienced these issues with the Digital Downloads app but appreciate you taking the time to inform us here. I will be sure to pass your comments onto our development team and I hope that you're able to find an alternative option that works better for you. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. -Victor, Shopify Support

Edited June 24, 2022

i really loved this app before the update. Befoe the update you could add files to draft products now you have to make the listing live to add the digital files which defeats the purpose and makes thing difficult if your store is mainly all digital downloads becasue a customer might try to buy the product when there is no file attached. like why who thought that was a smart idea?now if you add product it dose show up in the app and how can you add file if the app dose not show the item, the work around is going on chrome. so that's fun

United States
Time spent using app: 4 months
Shopify replied July 17, 2022

Thank you for taking the time and sharing this feedback with us. We understand that being able to attach files to draft products is important to you, and we'd be happy to share this feedback with our development team. We appreciate you for providing this feedback as they are taken into considerations on future releases. Thanks again. -Elias, Shopify Support